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An Expert's View about Travel, Tourism and Food Services in South Africa

Posted on: 29 Dec 2012

Despite the impact by the recent economic global recession, data released by Statistics South Africa reveals that the total income generated by the food and beverage industry increased by 12.2 percent

THIS REPORT CONTAINS ASSESSMENTS OF COMMODITY AND TRADE ISSUES MADE BY USDA STAFF AND NOT NECESSARILY STATEMENTS OF OFFICIAL U.S. GOVERNMENT POLICY Required Report - public distribution Date: 12/18/2012 GAIN Report Number: South Africa - Republic of Post: Pretoria Food Service - Hotel Restaurant Institutional Benefits Continue From Increased International Exposure Approved By: Nicolas Rubio Prepared By: Margaret Ntloedibe Report Highlights: The industry is still benefiting from the increased exposure and investment following successful hosting of the 2010 FIFA World Cup and the 2011 United Nations’ COP 17 Climate Change Conference. Despite the impact by the recent economic global recession, data released by Statistics South Africa reveals that the total income generated by the food and beverage industry increased by 12.2 percent in August 2012 compared with August 2011. SECTION 1: MARKET SUMMARY South Africa, with a population of about 51 million people, has a large and highly competitive hospitality industry. The industry is still benefitting from the increased exposure and investment following the successful hosting of 2010 FIFA World Cup and the 2011 United Nations’ COP 17 Climate Change Conference. Despite the impact by the recent economic global recession, data released by Statistics South Africa reveals good news for the industry. The total income generated by the food and beverage industry increased by 12.2 percent in August 2012 compared with August 2011. Food sales contributed 12.6 percent, bar sales 10.9 percent, and other income 1.3 percent. In terms of sectors, the main contributor to the annual growth rate of 12.2 percent was takeaway and fast-food outlets 22.5 percent, restaurants and coffee shops 8.8 percent, and catering services 2.7 percent. Total income generated by the accommodation industry increased by 19.3 percent in August 2012 compared with the previous year: income from accommodation increased by 14.1 percent, the number of stay unit 1s increased by 1.6 percent, and the number of stay unit nights sold increased by 10.2 percent. The South African industry is also known for its good wines and cuisine, which draws millions of tourists to the country. The South African tourism is a major contributor and one of the fastest growing sectors of South Africa’s economy. It accounts for 8.3 percent to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Tourists traveling to South Africa increased by 11.9 percent in July 2012 compared to July 2011. In 2012, it was estimated that nine million people visited South Africa. The HRI sector is concentrated and dominated by independent and franchised foodservice players. It includes contract catering who tailor their services and products to high-end consumers. In general, the players do not import food and beverages directly; instead they buy local and imported products from local manufacturers, wholesalers, and distributors. In order to capture consumer traffic, convenience stores, shopping malls, supermarkets, and airports play a vital role within the industry. The foodservice establishment is comprised of commercial local and multinationals, institutions and service sectors. Classified under commercial are hotels, restaurants, fast food independents, fast food chains, clubs, and national parks/resorts. Within the commercial sector, the franchise industry continues to grow due to consumption shifting from eating at home. The institutions and service sectors include transport services, health (public and private hospitals), educational institutions, and prisons. It is dominated by a few large contract catering companies like Fedics (owned by Tsebo Outsourcing Group), Kagiso Khulani Supervision Food Services (owned by Compass Group Southern Africa), and Royal Mnandi (owned by MvelaServe Group). 1.1: Food and Beverage Income Estimates According to Statistics South Africa, the total income generated by the food and beverages industry increased by 12.2 percent in August 2012 compared with August 2011. Positive annual growth rates were recorded by food sales (12.6 percent), bar sales (10.9 percent), and other income (1.3 percent). 1 Stay unit refers to the unit of accommodation that is available for guests Table 1: Income Estimates Estimates per type of August % change between % change between January to August 2011 and income 2012 August 2011 and January to August 2012 ($ million) August 2012 Income from food 414 12.6 8.6 sales 46 10.9 9.6 Income from bar sales 7 1.3 -11.5 Other income 467 12.2 8.3 Total income 1/ Source: Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) Table 2: Advantages and Challenges Facing U.S. Products in South Africa Advantages Challenges South Africa is the gateway for regional Strong competition from other countries and markets. Visit USDA’s website at from local food producers. Despite quality not for promotional always consistent, price is still a strong opportunities and trade shows in the country. decision making factor in the industry. South Africans are developing a taste for western foods and are willing Consumers may need to be educated in to try new products. preparing and eating products. The growing HRI food industry needs imported food and beverage Already acquired tastes and preferences for products. traditional locally produced products. While sophisticated for a developing country, Established HRI industry. much of the U.S. technologies are far beyond the horizons of the most richly-resourced food companies. South African HRI, processors and importers seek suppliers who can Challenges for U.S. suppliers to respond to offer reliable and quality products at competitive prices. trade inquiries in a timely fashion. Also, South Africa is a smaller market and may not be able to deal in the volumes that U.S. companies are used to. South African consumers view U.S. products as high quality. Limited knowledge of the variety and quality of U.S. products. English is one of the 11 official South African languages and virtually Processors have long-standing relationships everyone is proficient in English. with European suppliers due to historical ties. Importers and distributors can help develop heavy brand loyalty. Consumers are price-conscious and some do not exhibit brand loyalty. Products must constantly be promoted. South African importers seek suppliers who can offer reliable and Higher prices for U.S. food products relative quality products, consolidators of mix containers at competitive prices. to local market and neighboring countries’ products. SECTION 2: ROAD MAP FOR MARKET ENTRY 2.1 Hotels and Resorts There are an estimated 30,000 establishments nationally in South Africa, ranging from five star hotels, including hotel chains, game lodges and bed & breakfast (B&B), to more economical options, such as youth hostels. Out of all establishments, the B&B and game lodges represent the fastest growing segment of the tourism industry. In the Hospitality Resort and Hotel area, many are managed by the Premier Group, owned by Anglo American. Premier and Anglo American also have extensive holdings in the milling, baking, dairy, fish, confectionery, and edible oils industries. The Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism ( is responsible for the growth and the development of South Africa tourism. The Department has mandated the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa ( to grade tourism establishments in the country and oversea the quality control. The Council employs a five star grading system, which is displayed on most advertising material and at hotel entrances. It has graded approximately over 8,000 establishments since 2003. Grading and registration fees are made available on the Tourism Grading website. Establishments are assessed according to the type of accommodation they provide: Bed & Breakfast (B&Bs) Guest houses Hotels Self-catering Backpacker and hostelling Caravans and camping Country houses Meetings, exhibitions and special events Restaurants Prospects: Despite the economic recession, the long term outlook for the hotel industry remains healthy. Foreign and domestic tourists are key sources of demand for hotel accommodations. The latest trend in hotel investment in South Africa has been joint ventures between local operators and overseas investors. Smaller and independent owners are benefiting from an injection of capital, infrastructure, and expertise enabling them to compete with large groups. The industry continues to benefit from incentives of awards afforded by the National Department of Tourism’s National Tourism Sector strategy for responsible tourism under the country’s “National Minimum Standard for Responsible Tourism as well as the Responsible Tourism guidelines for the South African hospitality industry”. The award encourages industry members of the above sectors to accept voluntary guidelines promoting responsible tourism. Tourism Grading Council managing the star grading system of all South Africa’s accommodation establishments to ensure quality accommodation offerings. Quality accommodation offering in all of South Africa nine provinces. The growth of the industry offers export opportunities to U.S. suppliers of food and beverage products for hotels, restaurants, and the institutional food service sector. 2.1.1 Accommodation Statistics According to Statistics South Africa, the total income for accommodation industry increased by 19.3 percent for the year ending in August 2012 compared to the previous year. Income from accommodation increased by 14.1 percent; the number of stay units available increased by 1.6 percent; and the number of stay unit nights sold increased by 10.2 percent. Growth in the hotel industry is linked to foreign tourism, which is expected to grow considerably in the future. Table 3: Key Estimates for August 2012 Estimates July Percentage Percentage change between January to July 2010 2011 change and January to July 2011 between July 2010 and July 2011 Stay units available (‘000) 1/ 123.6 1.6 1.6 Stay unit nights sold (‘000) 1681.3 10.2 9.5 Average income per unit 92 3.5 3.6 night sold ($) Income from accommodation 154 14.1 13.5 ($ million) Total income 332 19.3 13.1 ($ million) 2/ Note: 1/ Stay unit refers to the unit of accommodation that is available for guests, for example, a powered site in a caravan park or a room in a hotel. 2/ Figures have been rounded off. Therefore, discrepancies may occur between sums of the component items and the totals. Table 4: Contribution of Each Type of Accommodation to the Annual Percentage Change Type of August 2011 Weight August 2012 Percentage % change accommodation ($ million) 1/ ($ million) Change Contribution between 2/ Aug. 2011 and Aug. 2012 Hotels 3/ 140 65.0 95 14.3 9.3 Caravan parks 0.5 0.6 1.2 52.5 0.3 and camping sites Guest-houses 9 5.7 8.7 10.2 0.6 and guest-farms Other 38 28.8 33 13.8 4.0 accommodation Total industry 4/ 187.5 100.0 137.9 14.1 14.1 Source: Statistics South Africa 1/ Weight is the percentage of each type of accommodation to the total accommodation income for current month of the previous year. 2/ The contribution to the percentage change is calculated by multiplying the percentage change of each type of accommodation with the corresponding weight, divided by 100. 3/ These are tax registered private and public enterprises that are mainly engaged in providing short-stay commercial accommodation such as: Hotels, motels, and inns; Caravan parks and camping sites; Guest-houses and guest-farms; and Other accommodation 4/ The figures have been rounded off. Therefore discrepancies may occur between the sums of the component items and totals. 2.1.2 Hotel Profiles Most of the key hotels are owned by large locally listed companies and managed through agreements with international hotel management chains, in particular, Mercure Accord Hotel (French), Sheraton Group (US), Hilton (US), Legacy Hotels and Resorts (US), and Days Inn (US). In addition to major foreign tourism projects, two South African groups also have activities. One group is the Sun International Group, which runs hotels and resorts including the renowned Sun City Resort in Pilanesburg in the North West Province. Another one is the Protea Group, which runs the Protea Hotel chain. The table below provides an overview of some of the major hotel chains. Table 5: Leading Hotel Chains in South Africa Hotel Group Sales No. of Location Purchasing (US$ million) Hotels Agent Type Mercure Accord Not available 28 Major cities and Local agents Tourist centers Sheraton Group Not available 3 Major cities Local agents Hilton Not available 2 Major cities Local agents Legacy Hotels & Not available 17 Major cities and Local agents Resorts Tourist centers Sun International Not available 49 Major cities and Local agents Groups Tourist centers Protea Group Not available 74 Major cities and Local agents Tourist centers 2.1.3 Entry Strategy Although the majority of the hotels are part of hotel chains, each one operates autonomously in terms of food purchases. In some cases the head office may recommend regional or national suppliers, but generally, hotels have a free reign regarding what foods are served and whom their suppliers are. Dry groceries are usually sourced from catering wholesalers. Baked goods, fruits and vegetables, meat, and dairy products tend to be sourced from local specialist retailers. Many hotels also have in-house bakeries and contract caterers to run in-house restaurants. 2.1.4 Distribution Channel In general, hotels do not import food and beverages; instead they place their orders through local manufacturers, wholesalers, specialty retailers and others. This is because most, if not all, hotel kitchens have a policy of holding only sufficient quantities of food and beverages for short-term needs. The following table highlights and summarizes sources of supply in percentage. Table 6: Hotel Food and Beverage Supplier Breakdown Sources of supply % of total Specialist Retailers 32 Direct from manufacturers 28 Catering wholesalers 20 Fresh Produce Market 12 Cash & Carry 5 General Retailer 3 TOTAL 100 2.2 Restaurants Restaurants play an integral part in the tourists’ experience as food and wine play a major role for visitors. Foreign visitors spend approximately $30 per day on food and beverage during their trip to South Africa, which represents about 20 percent of the total daily expenditure. Since tourism is such of important source of revenue for the restaurant industry, the Tourism Grading Council is responsible for the grading scheme. To have an effective scheme, the Grading Council continuously hosts countrywide road shows on restaurant grading in order to meet the Council’s target of all restaurants graded. The Restaurant Association of South Africa (RASA) (, acts in the interest of the South African restaurant industry. RASA members ranges from independent restaurants, fast food outlets, coffee shops, casual dining establishment, hospital canteens, mobile restaurants, Quick Service Restaurants (QSR’s), and include memberships for the major franchise groups. South Africa has a highly developed network of fast-food and chain restaurants and well established franchising model. In addition, the Franchise Association South Africa (FASA) ( shows how people are opting to eat out more often than ever before. This shift is creating opportunities in the restaurant industry. However, fast food restaurants are facing increased competition from supermarkets, retail chains, and convenience stores as they also offer readymade meals. Trends: Less dining out by domestic consumer as consumers searched for value for money take home menu offerings. Local brands continue to dominate food service despite increasing presence of international players. Demand for healthier and wellness, yet convenient menu offerings. Convenience and health continue to be key demand of busy and working South Africans. 2.2.1 Income Estimates by Types of Enterprises The major contributor to the annual growth in total restaurant industry income as of August 2012 was take-away and fast food outlets as illustrated in table 7. Table 7: Contribution by Types of Enterprise to Total Income Type of Enterprise August Weight August % change Contribution to estimates 2011 1/ 2012 Between Aug. 2011 the ($ million) ($ million) to Percentage Aug. 2012 Change 2/ Restaurants and Coffee 203 48.7 220 8.8 4.3 Shops Take-away and fast food 138 33.1 169 22.5 7.4 outlets Catering Services 3/ 76 18.3 78 2.7 0.5 Total Industry 4/ 416 100.0 467 12.2 12.2 Source: Statistics SA 2.2.2 Restaurant Company Profiles South Africa has an extensive number of domestic and international restaurant chains. It includes Famous Brand, King Consolidated Holdings; Taste Holdings, Nando’s Group Holdings, McDonalds, Mike’s Kitchen, Global Wrapps, Dulce Continental Cafes, the Spur Group, Something Fishy, Ocean Basket, Pleasure Foods, Chicken Licken, News Café, Pizza Perfect, Leisure Net , Flame Diners, Max Frango’s Chicken take-outs, Shoprite-Checkers, Tricon Global Restaurants Inc (Kentucky Fried Chicken, Pizza Hut, and Yum Restaurants), Subway Sandwiches, and TGIF’s. Table 8: Leading South African Multi-National Fast-Food and Family Restaurant Companies Restaurant Name and Ownership Sales No. of Location Purchasing Outlet Type (US$ million) outlets Agent Type The Famous Brand Ltd International Not available 1,944 Major cities Local agent Tricon Global Restaurants Local Not available 450 Major cities Local agent Nando’s Group Holdings Ltd Local Not available 273 Major cities Local agent King Consolidated Local Not available N/Available Major cities Local agent Holdings Ltd 2.2.3 Entry Strategy Specialist retailers such as bakeries, butcheries, and green grocers are the main suppliers to restaurants. Dry groceries are often purchased through wholesalers, while perishables and frozen products are purchased directly from the manufacturers or designated distributors. Export opportunities in this sector may not be readily apparent since these outlets generally prefer to source their inputs locally. However, as the number of outlets increase and competition rises, it becomes more difficult to meet needs on the local market and maintain quality and price competitiveness. The South African fast food market continues to witness strong growth due to changes in lifestyle and growth in disposable income. Although independent restaurants are plentiful, the growth in the number of franchised fast food chain restaurants has been phenomenal over the past number of years. The situation has brought interest in American-style cuisine and consumption patterns. Tex-Mex or South Western cuisine has yet to significantly penetrate the South African market. The cuisine has potential to be popular due to the South African consumer’s preference for hot and spicy sauces. Pub-style restaurants are also booming. Representing the interest of the South African hospitality industry visit for more information More information about the franchise sector visit and Franchising is more prevalent is some consumer foodservice channels, which dominates South African consumer foodservice. 100 percent home delivery food are mostly franchised, whereby over 50 percent outlets are chained outlets. Famous Brands is the largest of the foodservice franchise. 2.2.4 Distribution Channel Table 9: Suppliers to the Restaurant Industry Sources of Supply % of Total Specialist retailers 42 Catering wholesalers 23 Manufacturers/distributors 20 Cash & Carry 8 General retailers 5 Fresh produce markets 2 TOTAL 100 2.3 Institutional Food Service Currently, the South African institutional sector is valued at $71 million and 80 percent of the market is run through State tenders and parastatals. This sector constitutes a very large market for food and beverages and includes various institutions and services providers. It is estimated that only 28 percent of the public sector and 55 percent of the private sector catering has been out-sourced to contract caterers. As with the rest of the South African food industry, this sector is fairly concentrated and is dominated by a relatively few large catering companies. The South African food services contract caterers include Fedics, Royal Sechaba, KKS, Royal Mnandi, Feedem Pitseng, and Bosana. 2.3.1 Major Contract Caterer’s Profile Table 10: Leading South African Contract-Catering Companies Name and business Ownership Location Purchasing type Agent Type Fedics (Pty) Ltd Tsebo Outsourcing Group nationwide Local agents Royal Sechaba Royal Serve nationwide Local agents Kagiso Khulani Compass Group nationwide Local agents Supervision Food Southern Services (KKS) Africa RoyalMnandi MvelaServe Nationwide Local agents Feedem Pitseng Independent owners nationwide Local agents Bosasa Independent owners nationwide Local agents 2.3.2 Entry Strategy In general, contract caterers do not import food and beverages but instead purchase food products directly from the local manufacturers, catering wholesalers, and distributors on a contract basis. Companies operating their own canteens usually buy food, when needed, from catering wholesalers and localized specialist retailers, as this is more convenient when buying small quantities. 2.3.3 Distribution Channel Table 11: Contract-Caterer Supplier Breakdown Source of Supply % of Total Specialist retailers 46 Manufacturers/distributors 33 Catering wholesalers 10 Fresh Produce Markets 5 General retailers 4 Cash & Carry 2 Total 100 2.4 Market Entry Flow Chart for U.S. Exporters SECTION 3: COMPETITION Table 12: South Africa Consumer Food and Edible Fishery Product Imports % January-August (US$) % Share Change South Africa Imports 2012/201 2010 2011 2012 2010 2011 2012 1 Consumer-Oriented Products Total (BICO, 1,228,790,124 Minus HS 9801) 945,809,122 1,378,780,845 100 100 100 12.21 Chicken Cuts And Edible 96,352,979 150,926,751 175,275,086 10.1 12.2 12.7 Offal (Inc Livers), Frozen 9 8 1 16.13 82,186,204 105,013,265 106,938,739 Food Preparations Nesoi 8.69 8.55 7.76 1.83 Meat of Swine, Nesoi, 36,150,445 57,955,943 Frozen 51,540,149 3.82 4.19 4.20 12.45 Meat & Offal Of Chickens, 59,564,634 53,663,199 Not Cut in Pieces, Frozen 40,318,531 4.26 4.85 3.89 -9.91 Apple Juice, Nesoi, Nt Fortified W Vitamins, 42,846,381 Unferm 19,449,429 15,684,553 2.06 1.28 3.11 173.18 Waters, Incl Mineral & Aerated, Sweetnd Or 23,753,304 40,856,247 Flavord 20,806,768 2.20 1.93 2.96 72.00 Dog And Cat Food, Put Up 25,454,223 33,699,926 For Retail Sale 33,128,901 2.69 2.70 2.44 1.72 Enzymes And Prepared 31,123,658 Enzymes, Nesoi 26,286,070 27,138,803 2.78 2.21 2.26 14.68 Cocoa Preparations, Not In 29,598,298 Bulk Form, Nesoi 14,861,701 21,096,078 1.57 1.72 2.15 40.30 Cheese, Nesoi, including 29,586,538 Cheddar And Colby 14,357,456 12,224,032 1.52 0.99 2.15 142.04 Turkey Cuts And Edible Offal (Include Liver) 24,707,096 Frozen 16,222,454 23,665,426 1.72 1.93 1.79 4.40 Dextrins And Other 24,173,874 Modified Starches 24,580,111 25,083,412 2.60 2.04 1.75 -3.63 Coffee Extracts, Essences 24,155,389 Etc. & Prep Therefrom 17,792,589 22,162,969 1.88 1.80 1.75 -8.99 Bread, Pastry, Cakes, ETC 23,761,808 Nesoi & Puddings 14,294,553 19,513,504 1.51 1.59 1.72 21.77 Sugar Confection (Inc Wh 22,391,590 22,828,304 Choc), No Cocoa, Nesoi 19,722,190 2.09 1.82 1.66 -1.92 Grape Juice, Nesoi, Nt Fortified With Vitamins/Min 7,114,196 17,910,635 22,392,509 0.75 1.46 1.62 22.02 Food Preparations For Infants, Retail Sale Nesoi 12,216,920 8,879,283 22,055,339 1.29 0.72 1.60 148.39 Beer Made From Malt 10,480,268 17,931,037 21,393,813 1.11 1.46 1.55 19.31 Mlk & Crm, Cntd, Swt, Powdr, Gran/Solids, Nov 1.5% Fat 8,200,4007 12,872,336 20,064,762 0.87 1.05 1.46 55.88 Fish & Seafood Products (Total) 158,246,982 160,904,687 231,343,272 100 100 100 43.78 Sardines/Sardinella/Brislin 51,629,285 81,257,252 32.6 19.9 35.1 g Prep/Pres, Not Minced 32,131,076 3 7 2 158.89 Tunas/Skipjack/Bonito 36,415,724 15.8 16.1 15.7 Prep/Pres Not Minced 25,015,738 25,996,092 1 6 4 40.08 Shrimps And Prawns, 11.2 Frozen 0 0 25,973,015 0.00 0.00 3 Cuttle Fish & Squid, Froz, 15,379,999 Dri, Salted Or In Brine 10,887,949 13,085,701 6.88 8.13 6.65 17.53 Fish, Frozen, Nesoi 0 0 11,229,025 0.00 0.00 4.85 Mussels, Prepared Or Preserved 0 0 6,204,033 0.00 0.00 2.68 Cold-Water Shrimps And Prawns, Frozen 0 0 5,568,126 0.00 0.00 2.41 Total Agricultural, Fish & Forestry Total (Based on BICO) 3,273,800,158 4,293,557,940 4,535,117,731 100 100 100 5.63 Source: Global Trade Atlas TABLE C: TOP 15 SUPPLIERS OF CONSUMER FOODS & EDIBLE FISHERY PRODUCTS Consumer January-August (US$) January-August (US$) Oriented Fish & Agricultu Seafood ra 2010 2011 2012 2010 2011 2012 l Products Imports 1,228,790,12 World 945,809,122 4 1,378,780,845 World 158,246,982 160,904,687 231,343,272 Netherland 131,169,499 61,443,534 111,092,018 s 61,653,493 92,276,237 Thailand 72,819,656 134,038,462 152,065,928 123,266,430 23,010,622 24,166,512 Brazil India 12,071,945 United 63,697,862 75,758,359 104,296,773 21,195,363 States China 18,511,960 16,905,543 98,281,181 New 10,109,481 10,544,448 Germany 50,512,376 75,876,671 Zealand 8,788,031 57,288,851 64,706,776 78,491,119 9,732,040 China Norway 6,676,389 8,847,708 58,676,884 72,744,465 75,313,911 France Argentina 4,169,884 4,219,413 6,382,553 3,288,161 5,476,892 Italy 40,506,754 62,013,761 71,060,119 Spain 3,671,764 United 4,939,731 Kingdom 22,210,899 46,625,625 59,120,249 Peru 2,232,657 1,800,403 30,870,624 41,683,082 58,450,492 1,325,531 Ireland Chile 2,562 3,372,937 27,068,552 54,124,860 United 2,454,300 3,265,306 Argentina 39,468,095 States 4,524,311 New 30,304,153 38,387,325 47,683,718 Mozambiq 2,241,113 3,376,121 3,169,616 Zealand ue 38,640,717 46,015,466 46,776,086 1,832,457 2,499,512 Australia Uruquay 554,469 18,985,316 27,549,737 39,917,066 Philippine Thailand s 491,378 327,580 2,441,977 39,251,777 Falkland Belgium 27,580,398 38,516,938 Islands 1,361,045 1,372,229 2,229,423 16,254,445 23,579,682 38,775,342 United 2,031,706 2,187,733 Spain Kingdom 798,822 Source: Global Trade Atlas 3.1: Market Access and Trade Agreements: South Africa is a member of the World Trade Organization and holds multilateral and bilateral trade agreements with several other nations. Please visit the following link for more details. SECTION 4: BEST PRODUCT PROSPECTS A. Products in the market which have good sales potential Shelled nuts (almonds and walnuts Salmon Sweeteners (lactose, glucose and syrup) Protein concentrates Food preparations Baking inputs (baking powder Sauces, condiments and seasonings Starches Sausage casing Food ingredients B. Products not present in significant quantities but which have good sales potential Sausage casing Organics Out of season stone fruits, grapes, pomegranate, etc Breakfast cereal (corn/grit meal) Sauces Products not currently available or known about in South Africa Fruit and vegetables preparations Fats and oils Flavorings (malt) Bread, pastry, cakes and biscuits (ingredients) Ethyl alcohol, spirits and liqueurs C. Products not present because they face significant barriers Prohibition of U.S. cherries and pears. Anti-dumping duties imposed on U.S. frozen chicken leg quarters since 2000. Prohibition of U.S. beef to South Africa since 2003. SECTION 5: POST CONTACT AND FURTHER INFORMATION If you have any questions or comments regarding this report or need further assistance, please contact AgPretoria at the following address: Foreign Agricultural Service U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa Washington, D.C., 20521-9300 Tel: +27 12 431 4057 Fax: +27 12 342 2264 Email: For more information on exporting U.S. agricultural products to other countries, please visit the Foreign Agricultural Service’s website at: POST ACKNOWLEDGES THE FOLLOWING SOURCES OF INFORMATION: INDUSTRIES WEBSITES, TRADE PRESS, DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS AND TOURISM, WORLD TRADE ATLAS, AND STATISTICS SOUTH AFRICA:
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